Louise Mensch Had A Much Better Time At University Than You Did
The future Tory MP spent her degree hanging out with heavy metal bands. Rock on.
Here's a 1992 piece on future Tory MP Louise Mensch in an Oxford University newspaper. It says she's featured under a pseudonym in an NME article out that week.
Whoever "Clare" is, they had a pretty fun time.
And she likes to have very clear-cut rules on how to enjoy herself.
Because, ultimately, she's in charge.
"Clare" even provides her top tips for girls who want follow in her footsteps.
So is this actually Louise? Well, she set up the university rock society as a ruse to meet heavy metal bands. And Sharon Osborne. And a bloke called Peter Mensch.
Sadly, I had no luck in getting any bands to appear at Oxford under the banner of the Rock Soc. It did, however, allow me to justify going to see bands when I probably should have been studying, like Def Leppard in Frankfurt during finals week.I always felt I had more fun than most throughout my life - not just at university.Rock on,LouiseP.S. I still got a 2:1.
She would enliven student debate with tributes to the credo of "sex, drums and rock'n'roll" (coward!) and her boasts about being on very good terms with Joe Elliott from Def Leppard.