80th Anniversary year of the end of Spanish Civil War
A year of exile and repatriation


BCA'37 UK Essay Prizes 2020

We invite submissions for the The 2020 Natalia Benjamin Prize for English speakers and for El Premio BCA'37 UK, 2020 for Spanish and Basque speakers.

Closing date midnight, 30 September 2020.

Invitamos a presentar propuestas para el Premio Natalia Benjamin 2020 para angloparlantes y para El Premio BCA'37 Reino Unido, 2020 para hispanohablantes y vascos.

Fecha de cierre medianoche, 30 de septiembre de 2020.

Aurkeztutako gonbidapenak gonbidatzen ditugu 2020ko Natalia Benjamin Saria ingelesez eta El Premio BCA'37 UK, 2020 gaztelania eta euskaldunentzat.

Itxiera data 2020ko irailaren erdialdean, gauerdian.

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Association forthcoming events

Suffolk and the Basque Refugee Children from the Spanish Civil War 1937-9

20 February 2020, BRAMFORD, Suffolk

Bramford Local History group, Church Room, Ship Lane, Bramford at 7.30pm. Talk by Ed Packard, BCA'37 UK Trustee. Visitors £3.00

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The Natalia Benjamin Conference on Basque Child Refugees


London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, 13:30 – 16:30

Conference jointly organised by the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies and the BCA'37 UK.

More information here … and Reservation details here …

Museum Childhood Ireland February in BELFAST

18 July 2019 - July 2020 IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND
Museum of Childhood Ireland Project presents the 2nd exhibition in their series 'Children in War': The Basque Children of '37.

Next venue: March - Warrenpoint
More dates and details will be posted here when available.

News, Events & Reports

Report by Dr Edward Packard
Joshua Burns and family viewing the archives Joshua Burns and Carmen Kilner

Humanitarianism and Politics in the Spanish Civil War

29 February, OXFORD

A study day at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, 9.45am - 5.00pm

Speakers include Prof Tom Buchanan, Dr Peter Anderson, Dr Suan Sheridan Breakwell and Dr Ed Packard

More details, fees and registration …

Havens East: uncovering lost stories of refugees
in East Anglia

National Lottery Heritage Fund supports research into Basque child refugees.

In exciting news for BCA'37 UK, The Association for the UK Basque Children. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £54,600 to investigate the lost histories of child refugees who sought sanctuary in East Anglia during the Spanish Civil War. More information …

Dr Edward Packard, a trustee of the Association, is helping the project’s research in Norfolk.

Talk by Simon Martinez – a Trustee of the BCA'37UK - at the Leicester Secular Society on Sunday 19 January 2020. Report by Barbara Coombs

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In 1937, during the Spanish civil war, almost 4,000 children were evacuated to the UK from Bilbao. Read more …

At first they stayed in a camp at Stoneham and later in colonies throughout the UK. Read more …

We want to remember and preserve the story of these niños de la guerra in their rightful context. Read more …

Latest eNotice

From the Archives

Newsletter 7, April 2007, p1
Newsletter 7, Apr 2007, p 1

Launch of new website

by Carmen Kilner

Read the full article here …

… an article you may have missed:

"The Thornycroft Family and the Basque Refugee children"
by Anna Cordon

Read the full article here …

… North Stoneham 1937:

Local ladies who volunteered to help with the laundry.

Articles & Reviews

by Dr Edward Packard

by Dr Edward Packard

by Joshua James Burns

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