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Friday, June 28 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Alchemy: A Rose by Any Other Name

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Alchemy has gotten a bad reputation over the millennia, but this archaic science is a large part of the internal logic and integrity J.K. Rowling creates in her Harry Potter canon.  We will uncover the rest of the Weasley family, the triangle between Harry, Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort, and the lesser known alchemical characters within the series that still played major roles.  Rowling used this structure to create all sorts of puzzles and triangles – come discover them for yourselves.


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Leslie Barnhart

Leslie teaches mathematics and science in Northern Virginia. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and two kids, who mostly pretend they know very little about the Harry Potter world. The past two summers, she has co-directed a Harry Potter Vacation Bible School summer camp and has begun a Dumbledore’s Army group that meets once a month. She self-published The Christian’s Guide to Harry Potter so that parents can read... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
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