Amelia BloomerEarly bluestocking Amelia Bloomer wearing her eponymous trousers.

Contest winner to be transported to Victorian Cambridge

Angela Sullivan, secretary in the Leddy Library’s information services, won Wednesday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and the prize of a pair of tickets to see the University Players production Blue Stockings.

Sullivan’s name was drawn from all those respondents who correctly identified advocate Amelia Bloomer as the namesake of the ladies’ undergarment, Queen Mary’s College as not part of Cambridge University, and the term “bluestockings” as having referred to women engaged in literary, civic and higher education pursuits.

She will receive two tickets to see the University Players production, which runs February 3 to 12 in the Essex Hall Theatre. Order tickets online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.