I gave a talk earlier today to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “Why the British constitution is weird (and interesting)”. The slides that accompanied the talk can be found here. I am posting these mainly for the benefit of those who attended the talk (as they probably do not make much sense on their own). The talk drew upon the first chapter of the Public Law textbook of which I am a co-author; the first chapter can be read online here. Some of the issues touched upon in the slides are covered in these videos that I recorded on the Belmarsh Prison case and the British constitution.