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KQ Private View ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ at the British Library

13 February 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

- Free

The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to invite staff from Knowledge Quarter organisations to the next in our series of private breakfast views. It will be on this occasion hosted at the British Library. KQ staff and partner organisations will have the opportunity to have an exclusive look at Harry Potter: A History of Magic; the British Library’s blockbuster exhibition during its closing weeks.

About Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

See the gargantuan 16th–century Ripley Scroll that explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. Gaze at Sirius in the night sky as imagined by medieval astronomers. Encounter hand-coloured pictures of dragons, unicorns and a phoenix rising from the flames.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with this extraordinary new addition to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

In partnership with Bloomsbury.

Registration via eventbrite please use the code ‘magic‘ to register.


13 February 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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The British Library
96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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