Edinburgh University Harry Potter Society


If you would like to join our society, either come along to one of our meetings and bring the membership fee (and if you are a student, your matriculation card) to sign up, or you can join online right here:


  • Harry Potter Society Student Academic Year Membership£5.00
  • Harry Potter Society Non-Student Academic Year Membership£11.00
  • Harry Potter Society Semester One Student Membership£4.00
  • Harry Potter Society Semester One Non Student Membership£9.00




Semester Schedule (2017)

20th - Big Potter Quiz - 7:30pm, Dining Room, Teviot
27th - Magical Games Night - 7:30pm, Dining Room, Teviot

4th - Divination Night - 7:30pm, Balcony Room, Teviot
11th - Pub Quiz- 7:30pm, UNDERGROUND, Teviot      This event is now in the Underground, not the Balcony Room
18th - Werewolves - 7:30pm, Balcony Room, Teviot
25th - Debate & Discussion Night- 7:30pm, Dining Room, Teviot

1st - Deathday Party - 7:30pm, Underground, Teviot
8th - Cards Against Muggles - 7:30pm, Balcony Room, Teviot
15th - Pub Quiz - TBC
22th - Craft Night - 7:30pm, Balcony Room, Teviot
29th - Yule Ball - 7:30pm, Study, Teviot

06th - Christmas at the Weasleys - 7:30pm, Balcony Room, Teviot



The Holyrood Hippogriffs practive every Saturday at 12pm and Wednesday at 2pm. Check out their Facebook Page!


The Harry Potter Alliance Chapter

The Edinburgh Unicorns HPA chapter meet on Wednesday's at 4:30pm in room M1(Appleton Tower). They are running a campaign raising awareness of mental illness through a series of youtube videos. The campaign is called Mind the Gap. If you would like to be involved or find out more information, check out the Facebook Group, or send an email to edinburghunicornshpa@gmail.com. 



About Us

The Harry Potter Society exists to bring together fans of the books and films through an array of exciting events!  Here's a peek into the goings-on of our society:


December 2013: Christmas with the Weasleys


(left)  December 2012: weekly meeting, Christmas with the Weasleys


-- We usually meet on Wednesdays 7pm, Teviot balcony room (for exact locations and times, see the Upcoming Events section), holding events that range from debate/discussion nights, game nights (think quodpot, wizard chess and wizard charades) to pub quizzes and craft nights (e.g. Christmas at the Weasleys'), making the society an excellent 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




The 2013 Sorting Ceremony (Photocredit: Natasha Stokes)

   (right) September 2013: Sorting Ceremony  
-- 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).













 (left) October 2013:  cinema trip

-- In addition to the already fun meetings & events, our society also holds socials and trips (for example the past Hallowe'en Death Eater Pub Crawl, cinema trips, Christmas socials, outings/trips to various Harry Potter-related monuments) and welcome members to hang out outside of society business. 












 (left) June 2012: In the legit Hogwarts Great Hall. OK fine, at the WB Studios 

















(c) Audrey Col-Spector

-- Our affiliated Quidditch team, the Holyrood Hippogriffs, (a somewhat separate society run by members of our committee) has weekly practices and travels to Quidditch matches around the country. We have travelled to St Andrews for a friendly, and to Oxford for the British Quidditch Cup, as well as hosting the Highlander Cup tournament, part two coming soon!



















(left) September 2013: our radio team at our Freshers' Week broadcast


-- We have a weekly radio show - the Ministry of Magical Sound - tune in weekly (day and time for this semester TBC) on Fresh Air (our University's own student-run radio station). If you want an extra special live listening experience - head to one of the student unions where Fresh Air is aired live.
















(right)  February 2013 Highland Trip   

-- The Trip Away we try to make happen annually is a great chance to take a break from studies and to bond with other members, all while exploring more of Scotland! 
















-- The society also works throughout the year to raise money for the good folk over at the Harry Potter Alliance, a fan-organised charity that 'fights the real life dark arts'! We are proud to support such an honourable charity as HPA.


Exciting news: we have our own chapter of HPA, the Edinburgh Unicorns. To get involved, please contact us (see below). 













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! 







If you join the society you will receive your own scroll magnet listing our events




Further Links:

- EUHPSoc's external website

- EUHPSoc's Facebook Group

- EUHPSoc's Tumblr blog

- EUHPSoc's Twitter profile

- Email us Send us an Owl (euharrypottersociety@gmail.com) to be added to the mailing list and/or to the Facebook group, for enquiries, to say hello...










Head of Gryffindor
Mhairi Lothian
Head of Hufflepuff
Stefan Stec
Head of Ravenclaw
Anna Jelbert
Head of Slytherin
Alexander Watson
Emily Hochkins
Ailsa Speirs
Social Media Secretary
Annaliina Aavik
Social Secretary
Fletcher Irvine
Matthew Hoffman
Vice President
Victoria Clare