Who Are The AWS?
Founded in 1911, the Associated Wizards of the South (of which Houdini was at one time an honorary member) is the fourth oldest magical society in Great Britain and the sixth oldest in the world.
No prison can hold me; no hand or leg irons or steel locks can shackle me. No ropes or chains can keep me from my freedom.
Harry Houdini, Honorary Member of the AWS (1911)