Reading hosts the wizards of odd
Speakers included Ursula Mueller, former senior foreign policy advisor for the Green Group in the Swedish Parliament, whose paper was titled:
"Choosing between 'what is right and what is easy' - the anatomy of Power and the Conquering of the Self in J K Rowling's Work".
The event was organised by fan group, Accio (which Potteristas know as a summoning spell).
Accio's spokeswoman,a Clackmannanshire adult education teacher bearing the delightfully Rowlingesque name of Serena Culfeather, confides:"It was very strange to be talking to some of the speakers afterwards when they were wearing full wizarding regalia."