hogwarts: a history

The only flaws of the map are that it’s unable to discern the identities of people with similar names (like Barty Crouch Jr./Sr. However, during Umbridge's tenure at Hogwarts, she quickly obtains the power to have the final say in disciplinary actions, due to an Educational Decree (one of many) passed by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge. The village of Hogsmeade is the closest populated location to Hogwarts, and is located near to Dufftown in Banffshire and Achintee in Lochaber. [9], Rowling has said that Hogwarts is "a multifaith school". Devil's Snare, grown by Professor Sprout. If the child has magical abilities but is born to Muggle (human) parents, their parents receive a visit from one of the school’s professors. Harry learned of the room's abilities from Dobby, finding it the perfect location for his Dumbledore's Army meetings, during which it would be filled with bookcases full of Defence Against the Dark Arts volumes, many different kinds of Dark Detectors, and a plethora of floor cushions for practising defensive spells. A three-rail H0 gauge model is produced by Märklin, and a two-rail H0/00 was produced in the early 2000s by Bachmann. Along with the acceptance letter, first-year students are sent a list of required equipment which includes a wand, subject books, a standard size 2 pewter cauldron, a set of brass scales, a set of glass or crystal phials, a kit of basic potion ingredients (for Potions), and a telescope (for Astronomy). In Half-Blood Prince Harry used the Room of Hidden Things to stash his copy of Advanced Potion-Making, describing it as the size of a large cathedral and packed to overflowing with items hidden by Hogwarts inhabitants over the years, such as old potions, clothing, ruined furniture, an old tiara (which happened to be one of Voldemort's Horcruxes), or books which were "no doubt banned or graffitied or stolen." The Pensive of Hogwarts is used by the headmasters to review specific memories. Most exterior scenes were shot on location at Alnwick Castle, but views of the exterior of the entire school were created from shots of Durham Cathedral with a digital spire added to the towers. The Headmaster or Headmistress eats with the professors at the High Table placed at the far end of the hall. A colossal statue of Salazar Slytherin, looking ancient and monkey-like, is at the centre. The founder of this house is Helga Hufflepuff. Some subjects, such as History of Magic, derive from non-wizard – or muggle – subjects, but many others, such as charms and apparition classes, are unique to the wizarding world. The giant squid does not attack humans and sometimes acts as a lifeguard when students are in the lake. Unlike any other house, the Hufflepuff common room has a repelling device that douses the illegal entrant in vinegar if the wrong lid is tapped or the rhythm is wrong. The Sorting Hat awaits. In the first book, Neville Longbottom tends to forget the password and must wait near the painting until other Gryffindors arrive to open the way.[18]. The Forest is also home to an assortment of creatures, many of them dangerous. Within the kitchen are four long tables directly aligned with the house tables in the great hall above. Whenever a student loses a house point, their house jewels (ruby for Gryffindors, emeralds for Slytherin, sapphires for Ravenclaw, and topazes for Hufflepuff) are taken away from a glass hourglass located in every classroom. In one corner was a cupboard which contained Snape’s private stock of potion ingredients—a cupboard which was frequently plundered by various characters from the series. The tallest of the towers it the Astronomy tower, where students take their astronomy lessons. Words by Jordan Middler. examinations for all subjects in which they are enrolled. A room containing dozens of keys, charmed by Flitwick to sprout wings and fly near the ceiling. He only calmed down when school administrators signed a contract with him that allowed him one free swim in the boys lavatory every week, as well as a new hat. Thestral-drawn carriages transport the older students to the school. Ron opens the door (despite not speaking Parseltongue) by imitating sounds he heard Harry use to open Slytherin's locket. [4] Education at Hogwarts is not compulsory, with some students being home schooled as stated in the seventh book. A huge, rambling, quite scary-looking castle, with a jumble of towers and battlements. Accessed by entering a trapdoor in the forbidden corridor on the third floor, and protected by a gauntlet of seven magical challenges set up by the teachers. One of the sink taps has a snake scratched into its side; when a command in Parseltongue is spoken, it opens to reveal the mouth of a dark, slimy chute, wide enough to slide down, that gives onto a stone tunnel. Hufflepuff values hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty. According to legend, the Pensieve was found by the school’s founders half buried in the ground, and it has become an invaluable tool for headmasters and headmistresses. There are many skeletons of small animals littering the floor and even a gigantic skin shed by the Basilisk. Each uniform must contain the wearer's nametag. The classes are about one hour in length, with occasional double periods lasting two hours. In 1926, the students of Hogwarts were sent home early due to a threat from the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Letters to Muggle-born witches and wizards, who may not be aware of their powers and are unfamiliar with the concealed wizarding world, are delivered in person by a member of Hogwarts staff, who then explains to the parents or guardians about magical society, and reassures them regarding this news.[HP7]. The Room of Rewards is a secret room at Hogwarts that records the various accomplishments of the students. During the books, the head of this house is the Charms teacher, Professor Filius Flitwick, and the house ghost is the Grey Lady. When believing Harry to be dead and thinking that he has final victory in his grasp, Voldemort proclaims his intention to abolish the other three houses and force all Hogwarts students into Slytherin. After the Sorting Hat sings a song, each student in turn is seated upon the stool in front of the rest of the student body. Buy Harry Potter books from the Harry Potter Bookshop at harrypotter.bloomsbury.com. In the Harry Potter universe, Peeves is the most infamous poltergeist in British history, and has “lived” at Hogwarts since 993. the Room of Hidden Things instead of DA Headquarters) the room must be empty. Each student is allowed to bring an owl, a cat or a toad. These staff members taught at Hogwarts during the years that Harry Potter attended (although he wasn’t at Hogwarts for his seventh year). The house-elves at Hogwarts amongst other duties provide all food to students and staff. They are: Transfiguration, Charms, Potions, History of Magic, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and Herbology. There are usually seven secret passages in and out of the school, and in addition, the series describes the use of twin vanishing cabinets to create another. In the early days of Hogwarts, the four founders hand-picked students for their Houses. It was planted in 1971 to disguise the opening of a secret passage leading from the Hogwarts grounds to the Shrieking Shack, a building located in the village of Hogsmeade. The dormitories are in Ravenclaw Tower, on the west side of Hogwarts. The first tri-wizard tournament was held 300 years after the founding of Hogwarts. In 2017, a Forbidden Forest expansion was added to the Warner Bros. For the attraction at Universal Orlando Resort, see, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. Which Harry Potter Hogwarts House Do You Belong To? It would seem that when one wishes to hide something it produces the same room for everyone: the Room of Hidden Things, which is full of many centuries worth of abandoned objects, such as broken furniture, books, and in one case a dead quintaped (for more information see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), which were presumably forgotten by their owners. During that opening, Myrtle was killed, and the Ministry of Magic wanted to shut down the school. Harry was supposed to order them in alphabetical order, and rewrite the cards whose words were hard to see or otherwise damaged. The subjects of the portraits hung in Hogwarts are able to move around from portrait to portrait and even visit other portraits of themselves elsewhere in the world. “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”— J. K. Rowling. One of these keys will unlock the door to the next section. Throughout the school year, the houses compete for the House Cup, gaining and losing points based on actions such as performance in class and rule violations. [32] The Hogwarts Express King's Cross Station features a wall between Platforms 9 and 10, where guests can "walk through" to get to Platform ​9 3⁄4, as in the first film. The map is a magical document which exposes every part of Hogwarts, including the secret passages, as well as the location of every person on the grounds, indicated by a dot and their name (though in the movies footsteps were used as indicators instead). It is later revealed that the diary was a Horcrux. Professor McGonagall, the head of the Gryffindor House, solves the riddle accurately. At the end of their second year at Hogwarts, in addition to the seven first-year required subjects, students have to select two more subjects to add to their studies. Those subjects include Arithmancy, Muggle Studies, Divination, Study of Ancient Runes, and Care of Magical Creatures. "[13] Every year, a teacher checks this book and sends a letter to the children who are turning eleven. On the seventh floor opposite an enormous tapestry depicting Barnabas the Barmy attempting to train trolls for the ballet, the Room of Requirement appears only when someone is in need of it. A completely functioning full-scale replica of the Hogwarts Express was created for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's expansion at Universal Orlando Resort connecting King's Cross Station at the Diagon Alley expansion in Universal Studios Florida to the Hogsmeade station at Islands of Adventure,[31] manufactured by Doppelmayr Garaventa Group in the form of a funicular railway people mover. To enter you must tap the right barrel on the bottom row with the rhythm of Helga Hufflepuff—tap tap, tap-tap-tap. The three passages out of Hogwarts that Filch does not know about are: A further link between two vanishing cabinets, one in the school and the other in Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn Alley presumably worked until Chamber of Secrets when Peeves (persuaded by Nearly Headless Nick) smashed the Hogwarts cabinet. In 1992, Ron’s sister Ginny opened the chamber while under the influence of Riddle’s diary. Students who achieve a high enough O.W.L. When the D.A. It was built way below the dungeons of the castle and housed an ancient Basilisk which Slytherin intended to rid the school of its unpure students. All professors are overseen by a school head and deputy head. They cook a wide variety of dishes especially at the feasts. Slytherin has the Bloody Baron (who is covered in sliver bloodstains), Hufflepuff has the Fat Friar, Ravenclaw the Grey Lady, and Gryffindor Nearly Headless Nick. [25] Most translations keep the name 'Hogwarts', transcribing it if necessary (for example Arabic هوغوورتس = Hūghwūrts, Russian Хогвартс = Khogvarts, Japanese ホグワーツ = Hoguwātsu, Bengali হগওয়ার্টস = Hogowarts, Greek Χόγκουαρτς = Hóguarts, simplified Chinese 霍格沃茨 = Huògéwòcí). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (/ ˈ h ɒ ɡ w ɔːr t s /) is a fictional British boarding school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, and is the primary setting for the first six books in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and as a major setting in … Arthur Weasley claimed still to bear physical scars inflicted by Apollyon Pringle, Filch's predecessor. There were also rumors in the Wizarding community that she was a squib—a non-magical child born to magical parents. Flourish and Blotts is the name of the book shop in Harry Potter. At the end of their second year, students are required to add at least two optional subjects to their syllabus for the start of the third year. In the Harry Potter universe, Peeves is the most infamous poltergeist in British history, and has “lived” at Hogwarts since 993. When the founders worried how students would be selected after their deaths, Godric Gryffindor took his hat off and they each added knowledge to it, allowing the Sorting Hat to choose the students by judging each student's qualities and placing them in the most appropriate house. Burbage, Charity Muggle Studies (until July, 1997) Carrow, Alecto Muggle Studies (1997-1998) Carrow, Amycus It took a team of 86 artists and crew members 74 years worth of man hours to complete the model. The student's own choices may affect the decision: the clearest example is the Hat telling Harry that he would do well in Slytherin in the first book, but ultimately selecting Gryffindor after Harry asks it not to put him in Slytherin. Due to the nature of the Room of Requirement, it is possible that several passages to different locations could be accessed from the Room. The school’s motto is Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, which translated from Latin means “never tickle a sleeping dragon.” When asked how she arrived at the motto, J. K. Rowling explained that she’d always found traditional school slogans about perseverance and nobility boring, and it amused her to use a “practical” piece of advice as the school motto. Husbands hiding things from wives, mothers from children, and generation from generation. The Chamber of Secrets, which is deep under the school (most likely under the lake),[24] was home to an ancient Basilisk, intended to be used to purge the school of Muggle-born students. When we do, we depend on our loyal, helpful readers to point out how we can do better. Hogwarts Castle is the large, seven story building that houses the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Britain’s magical school for young witches and wizards aged eleven to eighteen. Each house has its own ghost, with different features and personalities. Each examination consists of a written knowledge test and, where applicable, a practical demonstration of skills before a panel of proctors from the Ministry of Magic. The entrance is located in Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom and one must say “open” in Parseltongue to gain access. One day, he simply fell asleep in front of the fire in the teacher’s quarters, then got up to teach his class the next day, leaving his body behind. According to Pottermore, there’s been many efforts to get rid of Peeves. Did the teachers rebel against it? From the Common Room to Diagon Alley: interact and role-play. Filming locations for the Hogwarts Express sequences include Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Kings Cross railway station and the route of the Jacobite Express which follows the West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig in Scotland, as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct. 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[19] The Hufflepuff common room is filled with yellow hangings and fat armchairs and it has little tunnels leading to the dormitories, all of which have perfectly round doors, like barrel tops.[20]. The four House dormitories have secret entrances, generally known only to members of that house and require a password (Gryffindor & Slytherin), riddle answer (Ravenclaw) or ritual (Hufflepuff) in order to gain entrance. To enter, one must tap the barrel two from the bottom in the middle of the second row in the rhythm of "Helga Hufflepuff". What few people realize, though, is that this is because high levels of magic make muggle devices such as computers, radar, and other electronics go haywire around the school. She was the Queen consort of England, and mother to Elizabeth I, but Muggles believed that she was a witch. Let’s just…. At the end of their fifth year, students take the Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) The Ancient Greek translation of the school is "Ὑογοήτου Παιδευτήριον τὸ τῆς Γοητείας καὶ Μαγείας", loosely translating to "Hogwizard's School of Wizardry and Magic", Ὑογοήτου replacing "Hogwarts" and derived from the ancient Greek words ὑo- (hog) and γοητής (wizard). A portrait of Henry VIII’s wife Anne Boleyn is hung on the wall of the grand staircase near the second-floor landing. Rowling initially said there are about one thousand students at Hogwarts. According to the 2008 Independent Schools Network Ranking, Hogwarts is the 36th best school in Scotland. The house with the highest end-of-year total wins and has its colours displayed in the Great Hall for the following school year. The same emblem is featured as part of the "Hogwarts Railways" sigil on the tender and carriages. However, in the film adaptation, the keys attack the seeker of the Stone. The only student known to have been expelled is Hagrid, for the murder of Myrtle with an acromantula believed to be the Monster of Slytherin and for opening the Chamber of Secrets – crimes for which Tom Riddle had framed him. It was added to the list for fun…and outranked Edinburgh’s Loretto School, which is one of Scotland’s oldest boarding schools. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor. Who else would it be?? Students who cannot afford their supplies can receive financial aid from the school, as happened with the young orphan Tom Riddle. Each house is under the authority of one of the Hogwarts staff members. A first year was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who was new to Hogwarts and in their first year of magical education. In Deathly Hallows, a group of Snatchers claim that "not many Mudbloods" are sorted into Slytherin. A Pensieve is an object which allows for the sorting and reviewing of memories. Try your hand at filmmaking from your front room, or create a costume design from the classroom. Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the Room, with Harry knowing that he must look for a place to hide things, and find the tiara; but they are ambushed by Draco, Crabbe and Goyle. The most recent (and most calamitous) was in 1876, when the caretaker at the time set a trap baited with weapons he figured Peeves wouldn’t be able to exist. The room can be opened by walking past it three times while thinking of what you need. Educational Decrees were laws created by the Ministry of Magic designed to set or change the standards at Hogwarts. Then, the previous Head of House Professor Horace Slughorn comes out of retirement, re-assuming authority after Snape becomes headmaster. The Hogwarts uniform consists of plain work robes in black, a plain black hat, a pair of protective gloves, and a black winter cloak with silver fastenings. During breakfast, owls bring in the students' post, generally consisting of The Daily Prophet, letters from parents or friends, or packages from home. Few wizards even know of the book’s existence, and fewer still have ever witnessed it in action. [14] A magical quill at Hogwarts detects the birth of magical children and writes their names into a large parchment book,[15] but there is no admission test because "you are either magical or you are not. In the evening, students eat their dinner in the Great Hall, after which they are expected to be in their common rooms. Many students and teachers enjoy Peeves, but he is a “pet peeve” for the caretakers at the school who have to clean up his messes. Enforcement of rules outside of class mainly falls to the caretaker, with the assistance of the prefects. Dumbledore argued in Harry's defence, stating that it was done in self-defence, and that the Ministry has no authority to expel students – such powers are invested in the Headmaster and the Board of Governors. It is also revealed that the Room of Requirement's current version can change while still occupied, though should a completely different version be required (e.g. She further explained that this had resulted from her creating only 40 characters for Harry's year. The Hat is placed on the student's head, whereupon it examines his or her mind and assigns them to one of the four Houses based on abilities, personality, and preferences. [10] She has further stated on the subject, "The only people I never imagined there are Wiccans. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hermione indicates that due to the high levels of magic, "substitutes for magic (that) Muggles use" such as computers, radar and electricity "go haywire" around Hogwarts. Crowds of people around 5972 in York, which had worked an enthusiast special from Manchester in June 2014. For even more serious offences, students may be suspended or even expelled from Hogwarts. Learning how to fly on a broomstick is also required of all students. It was in part created to allow students from the different schools to interact with one another. But some translate or otherwise adapt it: French Poudlard (lard = "bacon"), Latvian Cūkkārpas shortened from cūka = "pig" + kārpas = "warts", Dutch Zweinstein modified from zwijnsteen = "pig rock" while simultaneously referencing Albert Einstein, Norwegian Bokmål Galtvort (galt = boar, vort = wart) (Nynorsk keeps "Hogwarts"), Finnish Tylypahka (pahka = "wart"), Hungarian Roxfort (playing with the name of Oxford), Slovenian Bradavičarka (bradavice = "warts")), Czech Bradavice means simply "warts". The room is said to be “miles beneath the school,” situated somewhere below the Great Lake. 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