The BCSA is here to excite your interest in all things Czech and Slovak – from food to fashion, art to design tech, sport to literature.

The BCSA is a natural hub for Czechs and Slovaks living, working and studying in the UK who want to celebrate their heritage, to show off their culture to friends, and to argue over their history and politics.

Membership of the BCSA offers a host of stimulating events, unrivalled networking opportunities, and plenty of fun.

About Us

The BCSA, a registered UK charity and membership association based in London, welcomes anyone with an interest in the Czech or Slovak Republics.

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Be part of the BCSA

People of all ages and backgrounds join the BCSA.

Some of our members are Brits with Czech or Slovak partners, some are British students of Slavonic studies, and some are British individuals or companies with an interest in the republics. Many are former citizens of Czechoslovakia who moved to the UK years ago; others are Czechs and Slovaks who currently work or study in the UK.

Members receive four issues of our Review magazine a year and enjoy free entry to a regular programme of stimulating events and fun social occasions to which your friends are welcome too.

Whatever the reason for your interest in the Czech and Slovak Republics, you’re assured of a warm welcome in the BCSA.

What’s Coming Up

“My Life and Work” – an illustrated talk by Czech prima ballerina and professional photographer, Daria Klimentová.   Daria currently teaches at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden.  Monday 27th March, 6.30 pm, at the Slovak Embassy.   Please register on Eventbrite to attend.

The BCSA’s 2017 writing competition is open. Fiction or fact – both are welcome. A first prize of £300 and a second prize of £100 are awarded to the best 1,500 to 2,000-word pieces of original writing in English on the links between Britain and the Czech/Slovak Republics.

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Read about the memorial to be constructed in Prague’s main railway station recognising the agonising moral choice made by parents of the 669 mostly Jewish children sent away.  Eight evacuation trains departed from the station in the spring and summer of 1939 after Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia.20170308 Nicholas Winton

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The BCSA was among those supporting the 1st Annual Central European Conference at the LSE.  The Conference was addressed by Slovak President Andrej Kiska and former Prime Minister Iveta Radicova.20170308 CE Conference