Secrets of the wizarding world revealed, Dr Marta Cobb on the stories of Harry Potter

Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Dr Marta Cobb helps explain what’s so special about the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Dr Marta Cobb (Institute for Medieval Studies) writes about the historical background to mythical beasts, read the full article here.

Marta was also featured on Radio one discussing the enduring appeal of the world of Harry Potter, watch the programme on iplayer here.

BBC iplayer, 16 November 2016