Men come out of the closet
Professor Thorne was instrumental in setting up a radical pilot in adult education that involved Sunderland University and Gateshead College, before recently coming north. The pilot includes promoting opportunities at the Metro Centre in Gateshead, the largest shopping centre in Europe, using shops, telephone selling of adult education and a network of local learning bases.
"Most people's first step could and should be anything. It could be basket-weaving but it's about confidence," he said.