Not enough girls want to be scientists, according to Newcastle University. In an attempt to fix that, it's been running events for schoolgirls to open their eyes to the possibilities in the profession.
The university's 'Women in Science Day' saw 200 girls from schools in North Tyneside take part in hands-on workshops and mock-experiments, designed to spark their interest.
Activities included lessons in mummification, a live animals exhibit featuring a python, and a trip to the moon and back in a planetarium. Pupils also explored the human brain, and how it controls co-ordination and behaviour.
All the workshops were run by female students from the university. The aim is to change the 'men in white coats' perception of science.