From the mysteries of divination to the Philosopher’s Stone, explore articles and collection items from the Library and beyond with our History of Magic website. 

Articles

What's my Thai horoscope?

What's my Thai horoscope?

Our curator for Thai, Lao and Cambodian collection explains the importance of divination in Eastern culture.

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The magic of the British Library

Julian Harrison, lead curator of the Harry Potter exhibition, takes a look at the magical items housed within the British Library.

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Harry Potter: A brief history of magic

Julian Harrison, lead curator of medieval historical manuscripts here at the Library, picks out collection items from our Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition

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