As I sit in Kro Bar, a cozy restaurant/bar that has easily become one of my favourite spots in Manchester, two men sit down at the end of the table next to me. My interest was piqued at the mention of research grants. It appears to be an interview about some type of research job. There’s a mention of biology, biophysics, gene regulation, cancer, cell behaviour. The older man starts talking about what his lab at Yale is like. I listen to their conversation, unable not to.
I’ve been in this city for nearly a month now, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Classes have finally started, and after attending my Contemporary Irish Poetry and Fiction class and getting the required novels, I’m super excited. Excited to read, to learn about histories and cultures I never previously knew about, to meet more students from England and all over the world.