Harry Potter

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

International Youth Day: Why I enjoy reading YA books as an adult

We are drawn to stories about first experiences, and YA literature is rich with it. First experiences draw us in because they are the crucible for change.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

On books that became memories over Eid holidays

I remember Ma through her books as well, the little of her thoughts and ideas that she could share with the young me then.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Revisiting Hogwarts: Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary

The nearly two-hour-long special felt like being splashed in the face with a potion that induces nostalgia.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

What to expect from Harry Potter “Return to Hogwarts”

HBO Max released the trailer of the 20th anniversary special episode.

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

The 'Harry Potter' character you identify with could reveal your personality

The small-scale study selected 14 characters from the "Harry Potter" movies and asked participants to report which one they identified with most.

December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017

Emma Watson and William “Mack” Knight Part Ways

Emma Watson has called it quits with William “Mack” Knight. The former Harry Potter actress has ended her relationship with her tech entrepreneur boyfriend after two years of relationship. Watson has always been extremely private about

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

Harry Potter Festival takes off in Bangladesh

The festival will be hosted in three different phases through five public libraries in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi as part of its collaboration with Libraries Unlimited, which is another British Council project in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and supported by the Department of Public Libraries.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series.

June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017

JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author JK Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

Harry Potter turns 20

Monday marks 20 years since the release of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first of seven Potter books in a series that sold 450 million copies in 79 languages and sparked a $7 billion movie franchise.