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'''Minerva McGonagall's office''' was the place where [[Minerva McGonagall]], the former [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] [[professor]], worked and slept during her stay at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. It is located on the first floor of the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts tower]]. This tower overlooks the [[Training Grounds]].
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{{Quote|Once they were in her office, a small room with a large, welcoming fire, Professor McGonagall motioned Harry and Hermione to sit down.|Description|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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[[Minerva McGonagall]]'s '''office''' is a small study located off of the [[first-floor corridor]],<ref name="Corridor">"''Ron stared as Professor McGonagall ushered Harry and Hermione away from the chattering crowd; they accompanied her across the entrance hall, up the marble staircase, and along a corridor. Once they were in her office, a small room with a large, welcoming fire, Professor McGonagall motioned Harry and Hermione to sit down. (''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 5)</ref><ref name="Floor">"''Filch took them down to Professor McGonagall's study on the first floor, where they sat and waited without saying a word to each other.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 15)</ref> to the right of a [[Staircase between the first-floor and Serpentine corridors|staircase]] to the [[Serpentine Corridor]].<ref name="GF12">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 12</ref> It has a large fire,<ref name="Corridor"/> windows overlooking the [[Training Grounds]]<ref name="Tower"/> and the [[Hogwarts Quidditch pitch|Quidditch pitch]]<ref name="Pitch">"''Professor McGonagall stood up and stared out of the window at the Quidditch field, just visible through the rain''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 9)</ref> and a sparse stone-floored bedroom behind a concealed door.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
   
There is a sparse stone-floored bedroom behind a concealed door in the office's study.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
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==History==
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When [[Argus Filch]] found [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] in the [[Astronomy Tower]], he took them to McGonagall's office, where she later joined them with [[Neville Longbottom]], who had also been out of bed. The three of them were punished.<ref name="PS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 15</ref>
   
[[File:Tranf-office.jpg|thumb|250px|left|McGonagall in her office]]
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[[Fawkes]] led [[Harry Potter]], [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] to McGonagall's office<ref name="CS17">"''They strode after him, and moments later, found themselves outside Professor McGonagall's office.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 17)</ref> after leaving the [[Chamber of Secrets]], finding McGonagall, [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] there. [[Lucius Malfoy]] later arrived with [[Dobby]] upon hearing that Dumbledore had returned to the school.<ref name="CS18">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 18</ref>
During their [[fifth year]], the [[Gryffindor]] students went to this office to talk to [[Professor]] McGonagall about their academic future as she was their [[Head of House]]. Also, during [[Harry Potter]]'s Fifth Year at Hogwarts, [[Neville Longbottom]] was forced to visit this office during the night to tell her that Harry was having a vision. There is a fireplace in this office, connected to the [[Floo Network]], which was used by students during the [[1996–1997 school year]] when they returned to Hogwarts, following the [[Christmas holidays]]. It is unknown whether she occupied this office due to her position as [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] [[professor]], [[Head of Gryffindor House]], or [[Headmaster|Deputy Headmistress]].
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[[File:Tranf-office.png|thumb|left|400px|McGonagall in her office.]]
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McGonagall took Harry to her office before the [[Start-of-Term Feast]] to discuss his experience on the [[Hogwarts Express]] with a [[Dementor]]. [[Hermione Granger]] later arrived to talk with McGonagall, most likely about her using a [[Time-Turner]].<ref name="PA5">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 5</ref> She later summoned Harry to her office once again to discuss [[Sirius Black]]<ref name="PA9">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 9]]</ref>
   
==Behind the scenes==
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McGonagall had [[Fred Weasley]] tell Ron and Hermione to visit her in her office, where they were put into a magical sleep by Dumbledore with the other hostages for the [[Triwizard Tournament]].<ref name="TT">"''At first, he gave what seemed to be the truth; it tallied with Hermione's story, anyway - Dumbledore had put all the hostages into a bewitched sleep in Professor McGonagall's office, first assuring them that they would be quite safe, and would awake when they were back above the water.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 27)</ref>
* In the [[Harry Potter films|films]], McGonagall often seems to use her classroom as the office, spending much time there correcting exams and doing her other work. This is shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|first]] and [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|sixth]] film adaptations.
 
   
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McGonagall heard Harry shouting at [[Peeves]] in the corridor outside of her office and called him in, where they discussed his relationship with [[Dolores Umbridge]].<ref name="OP12">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 12</ref> Harry and Fred were later sent to her office after attacking [[Draco Malfoy]], where Umbridge banned them (and [[George Weasley]]) from partaking in [[Quidditch]] games.<ref name="OP19">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 19</ref> McGonagall held her [[Careers Advice]] sessions in her office, also.<ref name="OP29">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 29</ref> Upon returning from [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St Mungo's]], she had [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]] carry her bags up to her office from the [[Entrance Hall]].<ref name="OP38">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 38</ref>
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McGonagall took Harry, Ron, Hermione and [[Leanne]] to her office after [[Katie Bell]]'s cursing.<ref name="HBP12">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 12</ref> Her fire was used for students to arrive at the school safely and quickly using the [[Floo Network]] in the winter.<ref name="HBP17">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 17</ref> She moved to the [[Headmaster's office]] after Dumbledore's death.<ref name="HBP29">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 29</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
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* In the [[Harry Potter films|films]], McGonagall often seems to use her classroom as the office, spending much time there marking papers and doing other work. This is shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|first]] and [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|sixth]] film adaptations.
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*McGonagall's office appears only once in the film series, when she sees Harry on his broom in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''. Other events that happen in her office are moved to other locations or do not happen at all.
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**In the first film, McGonagall's punishing occurs in [[Classroom 1B]] instead.
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**In the second film, Harry and Ron go to the [[headmaster's office]] instead of McGonagall's.
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**In the sixth film, McGonagall discusses Katie Bell in Classroom 1B.
 
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Latest revision as of 12:47, November 22, 2015

Office
Minerva McGonagall's office
Location information
Location

First-floor corridor,[1] Hogwarts Castle

Owner(s)
Permanent residents
Affiliation

Hogwarts

"Once they were in her office, a small room with a large, welcoming fire, Professor McGonagall motioned Harry and Hermione to sit down."
—Description[src]

Minerva McGonagall's office is a small study located off of the first-floor corridor,[2][1] to the right of a staircase to the Serpentine Corridor.[3] It has a large fire,[2] windows overlooking the Training Grounds[4] and the Quidditch pitch[5] and a sparse stone-floored bedroom behind a concealed door.[6]

HistoryEdit

When Argus Filch found Harry Potter and Hermione Granger in the Astronomy Tower, he took them to McGonagall's office, where she later joined them with Neville Longbottom, who had also been out of bed. The three of them were punished.[7]

Fawkes led Harry Potter, Gilderoy Lockhart and Ron and Ginny Weasley to McGonagall's office[8] after leaving the Chamber of Secrets, finding McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore and Arthur and Molly Weasley there. Lucius Malfoy later arrived with Dobby upon hearing that Dumbledore had returned to the school.[9]

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McGonagall in her office.

McGonagall took Harry to her office before the Start-of-Term Feast to discuss his experience on the Hogwarts Express with a Dementor. Hermione Granger later arrived to talk with McGonagall, most likely about her using a Time-Turner.[10] She later summoned Harry to her office once again to discuss Sirius Black[11]

McGonagall had Fred Weasley tell Ron and Hermione to visit her in her office, where they were put into a magical sleep by Dumbledore with the other hostages for the Triwizard Tournament.[12]

McGonagall heard Harry shouting at Peeves in the corridor outside of her office and called him in, where they discussed his relationship with Dolores Umbridge.[13] Harry and Fred were later sent to her office after attacking Draco Malfoy, where Umbridge banned them (and George Weasley) from partaking in Quidditch games.[14] McGonagall held her Careers Advice sessions in her office, also.[15] Upon returning from St Mungo's, she had Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle carry her bags up to her office from the Entrance Hall.[16]

McGonagall took Harry, Ron, Hermione and Leanne to her office after Katie Bell's cursing.[17] Her fire was used for students to arrive at the school safely and quickly using the Floo Network in the winter.[18] She moved to the Headmaster's office after Dumbledore's death.[19]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the films, McGonagall often seems to use her classroom as the office, spending much time there marking papers and doing other work. This is shown in the first and sixth film adaptations.
  • McGonagall's office appears only once in the film series, when she sees Harry on his broom in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film). Other events that happen in her office are moved to other locations or do not happen at all.
    • In the first film, McGonagall's punishing occurs in Classroom 1B instead.
    • In the second film, Harry and Ron go to the headmaster's office instead of McGonagall's.
    • In the sixth film, McGonagall discusses Katie Bell in Classroom 1B.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Filch took them down to Professor McGonagall's study on the first floor, where they sat and waited without saying a word to each other." (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 15)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ron stared as Professor McGonagall ushered Harry and Hermione away from the chattering crowd; they accompanied her across the entrance hall, up the marble staircase, and along a corridor. Once they were in her office, a small room with a large, welcoming fire, Professor McGonagall motioned Harry and Hermione to sit down. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 5)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 12
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Tower
  5. "Professor McGonagall stood up and stared out of the window at the Quidditch field, just visible through the rain" (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 9)
  6. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 15
  8. "They strode after him, and moments later, found themselves outside Professor McGonagall's office." (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 17)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 18
  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 5
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 9]]
  12. "At first, he gave what seemed to be the truth; it tallied with Hermione's story, anyway - Dumbledore had put all the hostages into a bewitched sleep in Professor McGonagall's office, first assuring them that they would be quite safe, and would awake when they were back above the water." (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 27)
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 12
  14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 19
  15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 29
  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 38
  17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 12
  18. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 17
  19. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 29


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