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WELCOME TO THE EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY HARRY POTTER SOCIETY
In light of the recent events concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the University's desicion to host the Welcome Week and Semester One events online rather than in-person, it is important to us that all our members (both current and prospective) know that the committee is working tirelessly to ensure we are nonetheless able to offer you a wide range of weekly events. If you are unsure about how our events will work, or simply have any questions relating to the Society and COVID-19, please don't hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our very best to answer all your questions, and on behalf of the 20/21 Committee, we look forward to meeting you all very soon!
If you're interested in joining the Harry Potter Society, or simply want to be kept up to date on all our events and news, sign up for our mailing list! Due to the current restrictions of in-person events we will primarily be using our mailing list and official Facebook group to keep everyone informed of what we have planned. You do not need to be a member to sign-up for this list, but we'd really love it if you decided to join the Society as well! You can find the sign-up form for the list HERE.
The Harry Potter Society exists to bring together fans of the books and films through an array of exciting events and evenings of socialising. Here's a peek into the goings-on of our society:
-- We usually meet on Wednesday nights (due to the current situation all our events will be hosted via Zoom), to hold events that range from debate/discuttion nights, game nights (think quodpot, wizard chess and wizard charades), to pub quizzes and craft nights - making the society an excellent and relaxed way to meet and chill together with fellow Potter fans!
-- For more serious magical students, the pub quizzes will help prepare for the end-of-year OWLs and NEWTs.
-- We host an annual Sorting Ceremony and Leaving Feast, and each year also host different large events (past events include the likes of the Yule ball, the Deathday Party, a ceilidh in the Chamber of Secrets and a Slug Club party).
(Sorting Ceremony September 2019)
-- In addition to the already fun events, our society also holds socials and trips (past examples include: Easter Scavenger Hunt, cinema trips, Christmas socials, outings/trips to various Harry Potter-related monuments) and welcome members to hang out outside of society business.
(Yule Ball 2019)
-- The annual Trip Away is a great chance to take a break from studies and to bond with other members, all while exploring more of Scotland!
-- We helped organise Snow Ball, a wizard rock charity concert every few years. Bands and fans come from all over the world to watch or perform.
-- We have a podcast - the Ministry of Magical Sound - Our podcast is returning this year! You can listen to old episodes on mixcloud. New episodes will be available soon.
(Trip Away 2019: Alnwick Castle)
Our society is very open and welcoming and on top of our obsession over the Harry Potter fandom it's not uncommon to find us also getting excited about and discussing other fandoms together. If you'd like to get involved with any of our activities, come to a meeting and find a commitee member, or contact us (see below). So come grab a butterbeer with us for a bit of relaxation and lots of of nerding out!
THE HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE CHAPTER
The Edinburgh Unicorns HPA chapter meet on Mondays at 5:30pm, the place will be announced on their Facebook page. If you wish to find out about what they do, go check out the facebook page or send them an email to email@example.com.
Harry Potter Alliance is a fan-organised charity that 'fights the real life dark arts'!
We are proud to support such an honourable charity as HPA.