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.

Be part of the BCSA

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. 

2022 BCSA Writing Competition

The closing date for our 2022 writing competition has been extended. It is now midnight on Sunday July 31.

The suggested theme this year is Freedom. Freedom is much in our minds at the moment, but you can interpret freedom, as you wish, in any of its aspects. Current or historic, serious or humorous, public or private, you choose.

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