• Character Nearly Headless Nick is the nickname of the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington, a wizard who died in a botched execution on October 31, 1492. He was hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe, but a half-inch of skin and sinew remained connecting his head… Read More
• Quidditch Dissimulators are noisy, multicoloured, tube-shaped instruments which make loud shouts of support and give off smoke in national colours (Pm). When wands were banned at the 1974 Quidditch World Cup, canny wizard Quidditch fans transfigured their wands into Dissimulators. When Royston Idlewind, who introduced the ban, appeared at… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Divination classroom is located at the base of the North Tower. It is accessed through a circular trap door, which releases a silver ladder. It is the “strangest-looking classroom” that Harry had ever seen, looking “like a cross between someone’s attic and an old-fashioned teashop” (PA6). The classroom is round and… Read More