Second Task Lake

The Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament.

This article lists the general events of the 19941995 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which have been witnessed by the majority of the students and teachers. It leaves out those events which are only known to Harry Potter and the people close to him.


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry faculty and staff during the 1994–1995 school year
Post Incumbent Notes
Headmaster Professor Albus Dumbledore
Deputy Head Professor Minerva McGonagall
Head of Gryffindor House Professor Minerva McGonagall
Head of Hufflepuff House Professor Pomona Sprout
Head of Ravenclaw House Professor Filius Flitwick
Head of Slytherin House Professor Severus Snape
Arithmancy teacher Professor Septima Vector
Astronomy teacher Professor Aurora Sinistra
Care of Magical Creatures teacher Professor Rubeus Hagrid
Charms Master Professor Filius Flitwick
Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Professor Alastor Moody Moody was, in fact, an impostor Bartemius Crouch Jr posing as him.
Divination teacher Professor Sybill Trelawney
Flying instructor Madam Rolanda Hooch
Herbology teacher Professor Pomona Sprout
History of Magic teacher Professor Cuthbert Binns
Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage
Potions Master Professor Severus Snape
Study of Ancient Runes teacher Professor Bathsheda Babbling
Transfiguration teacher Professor Minerva McGonagall
Matron Madam Poppy Pomfrey
Librarian Madam Irma Pince
Gamekeeper Professor Rubeus Hagrid
Caretaker Mr Argus Filch


Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Herbology History of Magic Charms Transfiguration History of Magic
Third Care of Magical Creatures Potions Charms
Fourth Double Arithmancy/
Double Divination
Double Defence Against the Dark Arts Double Potions


  • Hermione starts her Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, S.P.E.W.. She started recruiting members but had little success.

Triwizard Tournament

  • At the welcome feast, Dumbledore announced that Hogwarts would host the Triwizard Tournament for the first time in about 300 years.
  • On 30 October the delegation from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive by a large carriage drawn by winged horses and a ship emerging in the lake respectively. Ludo Bagman and Barty Crouch Snr are introduced as judges.
  • Due to past tournaments often ending in severe injury and even death for contestants, Hogwarts and the Ministry agree to restrict entry into the tournament to students 17 years of age or older. This decision is controversial with many students and some made unsuccessful attempts to circumvent the age restriction.

The Champions were announced a day later by the Goblet of Fire:

First task

The Champions had to get past a dragon, collecting the golden egg it is guarding. The champions chose different approaches:

  • Cedric Diggory transfigured a rock into a dog to distract his dragon
  • Fleur Delacour cast a spell that caused dizziness to the dragon
  • Viktor Krum cast a Conjunctivitis Curse to the dragon
  • Harry Potter Summoned his Firebolt and lured the dragon away from his egg

Both Diggory and Delacour suffered injuries during their attempts.

Yule Ball


The Great Hall, decorated for the Yule Ball

As a tradition, the Yule Ball took place on Christmas Day. Only fourth-years and above were allowed. Younger students were allowed if their partner was a Fourth year or above. The music was provided by the band The Weird Sisters and was opened by a dance of the champions and their partners:

Second task

Second Task Lake

The Black Lake set up for the Second Task of the tournament

A person close to each of the champions had been taken from them and hidden (petrified) in the lake. The task for the champions was to retrieve their friends within an hour:

Third task

On the Hogwarts Quidditch Pitch a large maze made of 20 feet high hedges was installed. The champion who reached the centre and the Tournament Cup first was to win the Tournament and the 1000 Galleon prize. The Champions started according to the points they had earned so far: First Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory, then Viktor Krum and last Fleur Delacour. In the end Harry Potter and the dead Cedric Diggory were found there. At the end of year feast Dumbledore gave a brief story of what had happened to Cedric Diggory and about the return of Lord Voldemort, starting the Second Wizarding War, Voldemort's Death Eater impersonator, Bartemius Crouch Jr was captured, his soul was then destroyed by Dementor's Kiss. The story of Voldemort's return was widely disbelieved, though.

Rita Skeeter


Journalist Rita Skeeter covering the Triwizard Tournament

  • Throughout the year Rita Skeeter wrote several articles in the Daily Prophet and Witch Weekly. All articles had in common that they mainly focused on Harry Potter and that they did not stick to the truth but were full of suggestions and made up information. Despite being banned from Hogwarts by Dumbledore, she secretly got interviews from several Slytherin students whose quotations were used in these articles.
  • After the article in Witch Weekly which stated that Hermione Granger had betrayed Harry Potter to Viktor Krum, she received many hate mails including Howlers.


The Quidditch Cup was suspended due to the school's hosting of the Triwizard Tournament. No official Quidditch games were held during the year, and the pitch was used as the site of the third task.

House Cup

The result of the House Cup is unknown, as the end of year feast was decorated in black in memory of Cedric Diggory.


See also

Notes and references