Rediscovering Harry Potter:
Sources, Landscapes, and Legacies

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On May 9-19, 2016, thirty-three students and three Department of English faculty members (Cathy Dice, Tammy Jones, and Susan Popham) from the UofM Honors Program traveled to London and Edinburgh for the Study Abroad course, Rediscovering Harry Potter: Sources, Landscapes, and Legacies. Trip highlights included:

  • Warner Brothers Studio at Leavesen - a Harry Potter film retrospective museum
  • Harry Potter walking tours in London and Edinburgh
  • A ride on the official Hogwarts Express through the Scottish Highlands
  • Quidditch lessons at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England
  • London sights including the Tower of London, the British Museum, Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station, and high tea at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Scottish locations like Edinburgh Castle, the Elephant House Coffee Shop, Glencoe Village, Arthur's Seat mountain range, and Tom Riddle's grace in Greyfriar's Kirkyard.

Cathy Dice, Tammy Jones, Susan Popham and the honors students had a magical time! 

                                            See more of the magic here.

Want to earn college credit while taking the trip of a lifetime? Visit the Study Abroad page to learn more.