• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Quidditch places • Rooms, chambers, and floors Madam Hooch’s office is somewhere within the grounds of Hogwarts, possibly in the castle itself. It is only mentioned in CS10 when a school Bludger, which was supposedly kept safe in her office, was jinxed. Read More
• Quidditch The Mascot Restriction was a motion to restrict mascots to “herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire”. It was defeated by an overwhelming majority in 1995. Quidditch supporters worldwide have been opposed to any meddling with what they see as a traditional, colourful part… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors McGongall’s office is decorated with a lot of tartan plaid. She keeps a tin of biscuits on her desk and usually, the Quidditch Cup on her shelf. Her office has a fireplace with a mantelpiece, and the entrance is evidently within easy walking distance of Myrtle’s bathroom (… Read More
• Character Hortensia Milliphutt was Minister for Magic from 1841 to 1849. She introduced much more legislation than other Ministers for Magic, but some of it was pointless, such as a proposed law on “hat pointiness,” and she fell out of favor (Pm). Read More
• Organizations The Ministry of Magic is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in Britain. The basic mission of the Ministry of Magic is to keep the Muggles from finding out about an entire culture of magical folk. It’s a huge, complicated, and inefficient bureaucracy, just like most governmental organizations. Read More
• Ministry of Magic • Wizarding culture Ministry of Magic licenses are issued for a number of activities which are deemed dangerous, which could be misused for nefarious purposes, or which require special training or actions to keep the wizarding world hidden from the Muggles. These include: Ownership of Crups (FB, JKR-W1) Sale of magical artifacts (… Read More
• Rules and laws Ban on Experimental Breeding 1965 written by Newt Scamander (FB) Code of Wand Use clause 3: no non-human creature permitted a wand (GF9) Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery 1875 (CS2, CS5, PA3, OP2, OP8) Violation under paragraph… Read More
• Character Zacharias Mumps wrote a description of Quidditch in 1398 which closely matches the current form of the game (QA5). Mumps emphasised the need for finding a place to play Quidditch that was secure from the notice of Muggles (QA5). He also described the duties and titles of the players, the… Read More