The BCSA is here to excite your interest in all things Czech and Slovak – from history to today's politics, architecture to film, sport to literature.

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

2024 BCSA writing competition 

Discovering a New Country – that’s the suggested (but not compulsory) theme of this year’s BCSA writing competition. It’s prompted by the 100th anniversary of the publication of Karel Čapek’s Letters from England (Anglické listy). Write about that great writer if you wish, but he needn’t feature at all in your entry -– it could be something on a much more individual, personal or local level. 

What is compulsory is that entries must deal with either (1) the links between Britain and the Czech and/or Slovak Republics, at any time in their history, or (2) society in those Republics since 1989. 

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British Czech and Slovak Review

Exclusively produced for members of the BCSA, the Review is an established magazine that keeps abreast of developments in British, Czech and Slovak relations, the sort of coverage that rarely features in the mainstream UK media.

Members receive six issues each year, free of charge.

A selection of articles from previous issues is available to download here

BCSA events programme

May & June 2024

For details click on links below

BCSA children’s art & literary competition

BCSA/CBCC Garden Party – BOOKING NOW OPEN!