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.
People of many ages and backgrounds join the BCSA including British individuals with an interest in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Some members are former Slovak or Czech citizens who have settled in the UK with their British partners and families. Others are Czechs and Slovaks who live, work or study in Britain. Many founder members are former citizens of what was Czechoslovakia who left their country in difficult times.
Our vision is to be a major British, Czech and Slovak platform where awareness is raised and ongoing dialogue promoted about Britain, the Czech and Slovak Republics and their cultures. This includes the history, arts, literature, economies, science, and contemporary socio-political matters that affect British, Czech and Slovak relations.
Our mission is to disseminate information through a range of events the Association organises, as well as being a signpost to the services provided by other British organisations with Czech and Slovak links.
Members receive the British Czech and Slovak Review magazine and free entry to a programme of events. There are also social occasions for members, their friends and families, and BCSA supporters.
For the time being online viewings and events are arranged when possible.
Czech Slovak British Connections
A record of Czech and Slovak individuals who made their home in Britain and left a legacy here plus those that made it possible for them to do so by supporting them during difficult historic times.
Many Czechs and Slovaks left their homeland to fight abroad during the 1938-1945 occupation of Czechoslovakia with about 6,500 serving in the UK as airmen, parachutists or in the army.