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Feeling Final: the nostalgia effect

Nostalgia is generally thought of as a sentimental feeling for the past, whether that be a longing for that time to come again, or merely an idealised, rose-tinted memory. This is something I’ve been experiencing in buckets as the end of third year approaches. A sentimental memory of first and second year has combined with a sentimental longing for pre-Covid days, making the usual finalist nostalgia altogether more intense.