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Lockhart DADA office
Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor's office
Location information
Location

Second floor, Defence Against the Dark Arts tower, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Scotland

Permanent residents
Affiliation

The office used by the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is located on the second floor of Hogwarts Castle[1] It is connected to the Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom by a small stairway.[2]

History

Pre-1991

It's unknown when Professors began to occupy this office, as it was not in use during the tenure of former Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor Galatea Merrythought, who retired in 1945, who occupied an office on the sixth floor, although this may be from choice, rather than need.[3].

1991-1992

Quirrell's office

The office in 1991.

Professor Quirinus Quirrell used this office during the 1991–1992 school year.[4] He had African tribal masks hung on the walls, alongside a large bookshelf with not only books, but what appeared to be skulls. He had a telescope facing the window, and turbans and cushions strewn on the floor.

1992-1993

"In the days when Gilderoy Lockhart had lived here it had been plastered in beaming portraits of its owner."
—Description of Lockhart's office[src]

Gilderoy Lockhart used this office during the 1992–1993 school year. He decorated it with pictures of himself, and offered it's usage to Dumbledore for examining the petrified Mrs. Norris. He also held a detention session with Harry Potter in the room. He vacated the office when he was pressured by his colleagues to enter the Chamber of Secrets, to save Ginny Weasley. At this time he stripped down his own office in an attempt to escape, only to wind up in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries after a Memory Charm backfired on him from Ron Weasley's first wand, that was broken.

1993-1994

"When Lupin had occupied it, it was likely you would meet some fascinating Dark creature in a cage or tank if you came to call."
—Description of Lupin's use of the office[src]
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The office during Remus Lupin's term as professor during the 1993-1994 school year.

During Remus Lupin's time at the school, he filled this office with an assortment of creatures, including, on one occasion, a grindylow in a tank, which was the same day he invited Harry to have tea with him. Four years later, Lupin would use this as a security question against Harry.

1994-1995

"In the imposter Moody's days it had been packed with various instruments and artefacts for the detection of wrongdoing and concealment"
—The office under Bartemius Crouch Jr., disguised as Alastor Moody[src]
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The office during the 1994-1995 school year when it was occupied by Barty Crouch Jr. masquerading as Alastor Moody.

In 1994, Bartemius Crouch Jr., disguised as Alastor Moody, used this office to store Moody's many Dark Detectors and his magical trunk. When Harry was caught giving a hint to Cedric Diggory, Crouch invited Harry to the office to give him more pointers in dealing with the first task. After Harry returned from Little Hangleton, Barty brought him here to assassinate him, only to be caught by Albus Dumbledore, and ultimately received the Dementor's Kiss in this office.

1995-1996

"The surfaces had all been draped in lacy covers and cloths. There were several vases full of dried flowers, each one residing on its own doily, and on one of the walls was a collection of ornamental plates, each decorated with a large technicolor kitten wearing a different bow around its neck. These were so foul that Harry stared at them, transfixed, until Professor Umbridge spoke again."
—Description[src]
Dolores Umbridge while in her office at Hogwarts

Umbridge in her office in September, 1995.

Dolores Umbridge changed the office nearly beyond recognition, going so far as to paint it pink and completely remodel it in a frilly fashion. Her detentions with Harry took place here, making him cut his own hand open until past midnight every day for a week. During the rebellion of the students, Lee Jordan slipped Nifflers into the office, causing the entire place to be wrecked. When Umbridge became headmistress, since the gargoyle of Dumbledore's office refused to let her in, she was forced to remain here. Due to the Ministry of Magic's interference with Hogwarts, Umbridge's fireplace in this office was the only one in the entire school not being watched by the Floo Network Authority. Harry broke in here twice in order to use it to contact Sirius Black. The office's design was the same as the theme in her office in the Ministry.

1996-1997

Severus Snape did not use this office, as he chose to stay in his office in the dungeons. The stairs from the classroom to the office disappeared.

1997-1998

Carrow's office

LEGO Amycus Carrow's office

Amycus Carrow taught this class as the Dark Arts professor during the 1997–1998 school year, although it is unknown if he used this office.

In 1998 and after

Amycus Carrow's successor taught this class from 1998, although it is unknown if he used this office.

Appearances

Notes and references


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the second floor
Class 31 · Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor's office · Hall · Leviosa Challenge · No entry due to flooding · Second Floor Corridor · Potions storeroom · Foyer · Arcade area · Secret storeroom
Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the second floor
Anne Boleyn · Basil Fronsac · Temeritus Shanks · Apples · Map of Argyllshire · Medieval wizard · Wizarding family



Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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