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When Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones attended the London School of Economics, 1962

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Mick Jagger and the London School of Economics

College Mick Jagger entered at age 16 or 17 after his good grades at Dartford Grammar School won him a grant. Aiming to be a lawyer, a journalist, or a politician, Mick studied economics and political science (he was pursuing a degree in finance) But he didn’t leave school until after the Stones signed their first contract with Decca Records.
Jagger reportedly started out as a bright student in October 1961, according to Walter Stern, Jagger’s LSE tutor. “He announced his attention of going into business but was worried about mathematics,” remembered Stern. Some of those classes usd to start at 10 A.M. (a very un-rock hour) Actually when he took his exams in June 1962 (Economics, British Government, Economic History, Political History, and English Legal Institutions), he got straight Cs. He started cutting his classes after meeting Keith Richards and getting interested in blues. But he obediently went back the following academic year, even working in the library to hedge his bets until the Rolling Stones had a deal to record their first single in May 1963, at which point he stopped going.“My father was furious with me,” Jagger said. “But I really didn’t like being at college. It wasn’t like it was Oxford and it had been the most wonderful time of my life. It was really a dull, boring course I was stuck on.”

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From Wikipedia:
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE or the LSE) is a public research university located in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the university in 1901. LSE began awarding its degrees in its own name in 2008, prior to which it awarded degrees of the University of London.

LSE is located in the London Borough of Camden and Westminster, Central London, near the boundary between Covent Garden and Holborn. The area is historically known as Clare Market. LSE has more than 11,000 students, just under seventy percent of whom come from outside the UK, and 3,300 staff.

It had an income of £391.1 million in 2020/21, of which £32.8 million was from research grants. One hundred and fifty-five nationalities are represented amongst the LSE’s student body and the school had the second highest percentage of international students (70%) of the 800 institutions in the 2015–16 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Despite its name, the school is organised into 25 academic departments and institutes which conduct teaching and research across a range of pure and applied social sciences.
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