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Christ Church College

Christ Church College

Oxford

This is the venue that largely stands in for Hogwarts in Harry Potter. Upon meeting a senior lecturer at the college during the 1980s, I recall asking why it was that the biographical entry on his latest book simply stated "Student of Christ Church College, Oxford". His explanation has left an indelible mark - all of the teaching staff at the college refer to themselves as students of the college. "We come and go. It is the college that persists."

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