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Humour Summer School 2014
14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications



Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, England, with a large population (550, 000). Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production in the 19th century, and was where stainless steel was first invented.

Sheffield is known as the greenest city in Europe, as it has 2 million trees, and 83 parks. Sheffield is also the gateway to the Peak District, a National Park spanning 1,437km².

Throughout the city you can find plenty of large, open parks and green spaces.

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University of Sheffield

The University's history stretches back to 1828, when the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded, and our University Charter was granted in 1905. The University of Sheffield has grown considerably since then, and now has 25,000 students from 117 countries, as well as 6000 staff.

In 2011, the University of Sheffield was named UK University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.

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