The Divinity School is the final stop on this tour and also the final scene of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when Harry wakes up after having faced a battle with Lord Voldemort for the first time. This famous lobby with its classic Gothic vaulted ceiling was used as the Hogwarts Infirmary in the first four films.
This is also where Harry and Hermione used the time turner to save Sirius Black and Buckbeak in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and where Professor McGonagall tries to teach Ron how to dance before the festive Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
You know Harry finally meets with “You-Know-Who” or “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”. We have a great Harry Potter surprise right in this location. So what are you waiting for? It’s another Harry Potter’s swish and flick magical experience in real life!
You will be amazed at the Divinity School’s intricate ceiling patterns and gorgeous tall windows. On your visit make sure to take a sit on a bench and imagine oral exams taking places within those magnificent walls.
The Divinity School is a medieval building and room in the Perpendicular style characterised by its rich ornamentation and tracery. The building, which belongs to the University of Oxford, is attached to the Bodleian Library.
Designed between 1423 and 1488 specifically for lectures, oral exams and discussions on theology, was almost ‘certainly the building that popularised Tudor arches’.