2 May, 1998
Professor of the Study of Ancient Runes (before 1993 - 1998)
- "She's passed. Yes, she's gone."
- —Sybill Trelawney
1994-1995 school yearEditBeauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute arrive at Hogwarts Castle for the Triwizard Tournament. After they arrived, she and the rest of the staff made their way to the Great Hall for the Welcoming Feast, during which she spent some of her time writing in a book. She watched the foreign students with interest, and smiled warmly when Albus Dumbledore greeted Igor Karkaroff as a friend.
On 31 October, Professor Babbling was seen watching the Goblet of Fire select Fleur Delacour, Victor Krum, Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter as champions for the tournament. She was quite confused as her colleagues followed the fourth champion's selection.
At Christmas, Bathsheda attended the Yule Ball and stood by Professor Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Igor Karkaroff, and a fellow colleague. She smiled when Dumbledore took to the floor with McGonagall.
1995-1996 school yearEdit
During the 1995–1996 school year, Professor Babbling once again attended the Start-of-Term Feast, sitting by Black 1995 Start-of-Term Feast attendant, and Sybill Trelawney. She was annoyed how Dolores Umbridge interrupted Dumbledore's speech. That year, her classes were presumably inspected by Umbridge following her employment as Hogwarts High Inquisitor.
1996-1997 school yearEditOnce again, Professor Babbling watched the sorting of the first years in 1996. She sat on Professor Dumbledore's left-hand side, next to Rubeus Hagrid. When Dumbledore announced Horace Slughorn's reinstatement as Potions master, she applauded merrily and smiled at him. However, she did not applaud when Severus Snape was declared Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Shortly before Christmas, Bathsheda was searching for books in the Hogwarts Library. She was able to find some, and leave the library with the books levitating after her.
Weeks later, Bathsheda attended the Slug Club Christmas party held by her apparent friend and colleague, Horace Slughorn. She was arm-in-arm with a white-haired wizard when Argus Filch interrupted the party, dragging Draco Malfoy with him. After Snape led him out, Babbling carried on with the party and smiled to Flora and Hestia Carrow.