As we settle in for Back to Hogwarts season, we’re going back to basics with this new explainer series for newcomers to the Harry Potter series.

Do you have someone in your life who doesn’t know their Muggles from their Mugwumps? Your ghouls from your gargoyles? Your Quidditch from your Quibblers? Then this series is especially for them.

In our new series, Discover Harry Potter, we’ll be helping budding Harry Potter experts learn all about wizarding life, Hogwarts and beyond with these easy guides to get you started. After all, there is a lot of magic crammed into those seven stories. Where to even begin?

Never fear. You can peek at our first episode in the series here, where we boil down quite a big question: what exactly is the wizarding world, anyway?

Of course, this video is simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a Hogwarts education. Be sure to check out the rest of our Discover Harry Potter series on YouTube over the coming weeks as we get ready for Back to Hogwarts season in style. We’ll be exploring such themes as the true meaning of your Hogwarts house, an evaluation on Wizarding World heroes, how magic even works and much, much more.

And look out for an extra-special episode courtesy of our friends at The LEGO® Group, who have been exploring the mysteries of Harry’s school, Hogwarts castle, using iconic locations such as Dumbledore’s Office, the Chamber of Secrets and the Whomping Willow. You can visit the LEGO® website to see which Harry Potter characters, sets and locations are available in brick form, including a few new goodies especially for 2022’s Back to Hogwarts season.

Be sure to sign up to the Harry Potter Fan Club where you can learn about later Discover Harry Potter episodes, upcoming Back to Hogwarts goodness and our general slew of regular magic!