Bothwell School of Witchcraft

The UK’s first real-life ‘wizarding school’ Bothwell School of Witchcraft return for two editions in 2018

London, UK: The Bothwell School of Witchcraft opened it’s doors for the first time on Friday 11th August 2017 to welcome 147 players from 17 different countries ranging from Canada all the way to Japan to the picturesque Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.

Over three days the players were sorted into one of four house; Wisenforth, Boyeswick, Tabwen and MacNewthorn and participated in lessons including falconry, herbology, alchemy, magical defence, beastology and runes. As well as attending a magnificent banquet with a feast followed by dancing the players battled it out on the fireball dragon pitch on the final day in order to help their house bring home the coveted Bothwell Shield of the inaugural edition. Upon winning the fireball dragon tournament, House Wisenforth secured enough points to be victorious and will be defending their title at the next edition of the Bothwell School of Witchcraft.

Being the first event of this kind in the UK, Rogue Events Limited, in partnership with the College of Wizardry have deemed the event a success and are pleased to announce a further two dates for 2018. The first of these will be in April from 27 – 30 and the second will be held again in August from 10-13. With the first event having sold out in under two hours, the organisers expect there to be a similar demand for the future events in 2018.

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About Rogue Events Limited: Rogue Events Limited founded in 2016 runs Bothwell School of Witchcraft. To find out more, please visit You can follow us on twitter @Bothwell_School and find us on Facebook.