Dotmaker Tours are devised and led by Rosie Oliver. Rosie (pictured below in a green coat) was born and brought up in South East London. She returned there in 1999 after sojourning at Cambridge University where she studied social and political sciences, Bangladesh where she worked for a development NGO, and north London where she trained in the law.
Rosie took her first steps on Blackheath in the summer of 1973. After years of practice she's now a truly accomplished walker, combining forward motion with three dimensional powers of observation. Equipped with these essential skills, she has found there is a lot to notice in London. Her curiosity about the stories behind the sightings led her to create Dotmaker Tours.
Tour-goers may be surprised by her enthusiasm for smoke and sewage-related anecdotes. This is the effect of years working as an environmental lawyer. She also produces audio features for Tickertape Productions. In her spare time she seeks out rare books and prints for Dotmaker.
The tours around Greenwich are really quirky, very intelligent and surreal. They are particularly concerned with principles of psychogeography and have links to local hotspots, and some very interesting details about the area and cultural development. They are like undercover maps.