Monday 24 November 2014
The magical world of Harry Potter has captured the imagination of millions of people all over the world. Here at QMUL we have our own dedicated society which aims to enjoy and share the world of Harry Potter with students and, according to Presidents Talhah Atcha and Wilf Mountfield, to further ‘spread the love of Harry Potter to muggles'.
The Society meets once every two weeks and is one of the most active across both QMUL campuses. Popular events hosted by the society include Quidditch, wizard duelling and movie screenings. Take a look here (http://qmharrypotter.co.uk/events/) for upcoming events including a pub quiz and Yule Ball.
Talhah Atcha and Wilf Mountfield talk about the aims of the society, upcoming events and why more students should get involved.
‘The aim of the society is simple; to further your experience of Harry Potter. This can be via participating in Harry Potter style events such as the triwizard tournament or discussing Harry Potter with people who are just as enthusiastic about it as you!
When you join the society you will be sorted into one of the four great houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. As in the books, you can then earn house points for your house by participating in events and try to win the coveted end of year House Cup. Finally, your house will also have two prefects who will organise socials. Of course we have a sorting ceremony and an end of year house cup ceremony.’
Focusing on the future of the society both Presidents explained ‘This year we aim to win the Best Society of the Year again as we are already one of the biggest societies on campus. I think the biggest highlight this year so far has been our Quidditch tournament which went down really well. Considering we’re still a new society and this will be our first full year we’re trying to lay the ground works for events for future committees. So most of our time is spent on coming up with ideas and thinking of ways to bring them to life with a limited amount of money but with the aim that it will make successive committees lives easier. We will leave attracting more members to next year’s committee although 200 members isn’t too bad.’
If you would like to get involved in the Harry Potter Society then visit their website here. (http://qmharrypotter.co.uk/) To get involved in the organisation of the society email Talhah Atcha and Wilf Mountfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.