Durham University has found a sure fire way of enticing students to the library during Freshers’ Week – Harry Potter.
Students who dare explore the maze of bookshelves this week will be rewarded by being sorted into a Hogwarts house.
Those who swipe their campus card as they enter the library will discover whether they are more Gryffindor than Slytherin, wise enough for Ravenclaw, or just a bit vanilla and resigned to be in Hufflepuff.
Check it out in action below.
OK. It’s not quite The Sorting Hat. But it’s the closest you’ll get.
Durham has a close connection with Harry Potter.
The cathedral was used as a location for some of the films and in 2010 the University hit the headlines after it introduced a Harry Potter module for students, exploring the “social and cultural context” of the series.