About the Britain Zimbabwe Society

The BZS has many public programmes online and offline during the year and publishes a BZS New Review four times a year. As a voluntary organisation we welcome the general public but also have a growing membership. The BZS Review archive is also available freely online.

BZS Research Day is online this year on Saturday 22 June 2024

The theme is Climate, Environment and Development in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora. Its free but please register in advance on Eventbrite link below so we can send you the joining link.

The concept note and programme can be downloaded here shortly!

Concept note:

Programme provisional 2024

Research Day 2024

The overarching 2024 RD topic is “Climate, Environment and Development in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora“.  RD 2024 will be a platform for hearing Zimbabwean/diasporan and wider perspectives on  this as it pertains to Zimbabwe and beyond. We will be working on RD 2024 with Dr Raffaella Taylor- Seymour [formerly at Oxford, but currently moving to the US] + Climate Action Network [CAN] Zimbabwe – they presented at the BZS CDO’s virtual event last year. The 2024 RD is scheduled for Sat 22 June.

To Register for the above event:

We had our first Zimbabwean Book Fair on 3rd March in London in person and 4 March via a virtual programme and our second in March 2024

You may have missed our wonderful artists as part of our 40th celebration arts event. Here is a wonderful animation by Pelagia Nyamayaro our Instagram editor

“I am black”

The BZS was formed in 1981 in response to Zimbabwe’s independence the year before, and in the belief that a new relationship was needed between the peoples of the two countries. It

  • is a network of friends of Zimbabwe
  • supports people-to-people links
  • informs and educates
  • promotes understanding and respect
  • encourages open discussion and debate

The BZS is committed to relationships based on reciprocity and fairness and to bridging the South-North gap in wealth and power.

What do members receive?

  • contacts, news, information and advice
  • quarterly BZS Zimbabwe Review (incorporating the BZS Newsletter)
  • members’ email news list
  • networking support for educational, development, cultural and linking projects
  • Download the latest information for 19 June 2021 about the forthcoming  Research Day
  • RD draft programme
  • Opt in Whats App group discussion and information update

The BZS maintains an active network of wider contacts. It works in co-operation with organisations that work with the Zimbabwean community in the UK and  concerned with Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. It supports Zimbabwean asylum seekers by providing expert advice on the local situation in Zimbabwe. The Society has established a panel of academic experts on Zimbabwe who between them have been able to assess hundreds of asylum appeals.

For the latest posts and activities

To Join


Please download the latest version of BZS Constitution