If you've secretly longed to graduate from Hogwarts, Yale's new Harry Potter exhibit and lectures can fulfill your dream. On loan from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the exhibit called "Harry Potter's World" includes a complementary lecture series, reported the Yale Daily News.
The exhibit features Renaissance science, magic, and medicine based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It's so popular that Yale had to wait several years to showcase the material.
"It's exciting that Harry Potter can be used to get people excited about medical history," declared Elizabeth Bland, National Library of Medicine curator. "Especially given that rare books are not as immediately accessible."
Topics include potions, monsters, herbology, magical creatures, fantastic beasts, and immortality, with each subject targeting its Harry Potter link, relationship to Renaissance magic and medicine, and associations in rare books. Bland complimented Rowling for using historical figures in her fictional books.