back to school

As part of the PSA’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program thing, I have the option of attending monthly lectures at the old Pharmacy School (by which I mean the new-ish Pharmacy School because the actual old Pharm School back on campus is no longer, well, the Pharm School).

The first lecture of the year was held tonight and, despite forgetting it was on until a friend reminded me at lunch time, and despite feeling kind of sleepy after work, and despite taking a bit longer than anticipated to eat dinner and almost being late for the lecture, I did actually go.

It’s been a long time since I was last at PACE (ok, not that long… probably less than a year, but still…) and it seems like not much has changed. But, to be fair, I wasn’t really looking around much because I kind of rushed in before the lecture, and rushed out afterwards. One thing that definitely didn’t change is the smell – and I mean that in a good way. As soon as I walked through the main glass doors, I breathed in that familiar smell that I may potentially forever associate with PACE. I felt like I was back in my uni days, going to lectures and tutorials (except that this was in the evening).

It’s a very particular smell, and even though it’s probably just from the carpets or something, it seems distinct and unique to PACE. And, just to verify that I’m not crazy – or at least not that crazy – I would just like to say that a friend from the same cohort who was also at the lecture, did mention the smell without my mentioning it first.

(As a kind of random side note, I’d just like to say that, since leaving uni, I never thought I’d be writing any more posts to be filed under in the “uni” category in this blog’s “filing cabinet”… And yet, here I am, writing about the nostalgic smell of PACE…)